March 2017  

President's Report



DAMA NYC – March 2017 President’s Report

To our DAMA New York City Members:

We are beginning the month of March and very soon spring will be upon us. Thanks to April Reeve, our Program Chair, the 2017 Program is beginning to take shape nicely. I'm sure you have noticed the introduction of some new topics for our monthly meetings.

Coming up in March we have the “Role of the Data Scientist” (Han Wang) and in June we have “Predictive Text Analytics” (Kenn Devane).

Of course on May 18th we have DAMA Day, “Big Data Integration” Co-sponsored by IBM at 590 Madison Madison Avenue. The meeting is already open for registration, so please register early to get a seat and take advantage of our Early bird discount. We already have eight Vendor Sponsors signed up so don’t be shut out. See you at our March 16th meeting.


Denis Kosar, President DAMA NYC

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 16th March, 2017 - The Role Of The Data Scientist:

  • What is this new role called “The Data Scientist”?
  • What is the goal of a Data Scientist?
  • Technical and analytical skills required by effective Data Scientists
  • What is a Data Engineer? How is this different from a Data Scientist?
  • How are Data Scientists organized - Communities of Practice, Centers of Excellence, and Shared Services
  • How do Data Science roles relate to current IT organizations? To business organizations? 

Han Wang is Associate Director and Big Data Solutions Partner at Celgene Corporation, a bio-pharma company. Han has almost 20 years’ of experience in software and technology. Prior to Celgene, Han was an executive at a software company called AvePoint, where he built a global team of data analysts developing company capabilities for data management, data integration, data mining, and business intelligence. In addition to data analytics, he has held various positions in product management, marketing, consulting, software architecture, and agile software development. His experience spans multiple industries, including telecom, pharma, and investment banking. Han holds a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University. 

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DAMA-Day 2017

A full-day conference on Thursday May 18, 2017 organized by the DAMA NYC Chapter.

Learn about Big Data Integration with its complexities and common challenges of joining and merging large data sets of varying types and structures from multiple sources.Discover how organizations are successfully implementing Big Data Integration.

Topics include: Cloud and Hybrid Architecture, Big Data Messaging, Data Lakes and Data Warehouses, Data Pipelines, Data Blending, Data Wrangling, and Data Governance.

Featured Speakers

Joe Caserta
Caserta Concepts
Heterogeneous Data Integration (e.g., Apache)

Tom Haughey
Big Data Architecture (NoSQL DB w/ Hadoop)

Sponsor Speakers  

Sponsor Topic
The Data Catalog for Big & Small Data in the Enterprise
Data Governance of Big Data Integration
Integrating Structured and Unstructured Data
Data as a Service
Real Time Streaming Architecture


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2017 EDW Presentations By April Reeve


April Reeve - DAMANYC


April Reeeve

Join me, April Reeve, in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2017 Enterprise Data World Conference on April 2-7, 2017

I will be speaking twice throughout the conference and I’m pleased to offer you an additional $250 discount on your registration.

If you register before the Early Bird deadline of March 3
rd, you’ll save an
extra $200 – making it a total of $450 in savings.

I will be presenting the following topics:

The Components of Data Lake Architecture 

Using my experiences with implementing Data Lakes, this session will cover various Data Lake Architectures and best practices in Data Lake Governance. 

-  Learn more:

The Data Catalog: The Key to Managing Enterprise Data, Big and Small

The Data Catalog is a critical factor to Big Data program success that must be implemented as additional pieces to the distributed data environment, since it is not inherent in Apache Hadoop.

- Learn more:

Register by March 3, 2017 to get the best pricing options! Use promo code DAMANYC to save $250 on the lowest available fee:

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Partner Events 2017

Please see the 'Partner Events' tab, for more details of these upcoming events...

21st Enterprise Data World - hosted by DAMA International and DATAVERSITY in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2-7, 2017.

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